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September 13, 2012  •  

Thursday News Roundup


Lobbyists Keep Busy Despite Legislative Lull” by Kate Ackley in Roll Call.

How Many Lobbyists Are Really Breaking the Law?” by Elahe Izadi in the National Journal.

Campaign Finance

Montana: “Republicans ask court to axe Montana’s campaign contribution laws” by Matt Gouras (Associated Press) in The Republic.

New Jersey: “Political action committees gave $18M to N.J. campaigns last year, analysis shows” by Matt Friedman in the Trenton Times.


Ohio: “Ohio Supreme Court says ballot summary for redistricting issue is inaccurate” by Joe Guillen in the Plain Dealer.

Pennsylvania: “Supreme Court to hear redistricting arguments today” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


HHS chief violated law restricting political activity, OSC finds” by Eric Katz in Government Executive.

Scandals are making uphill battles even steeper for some lawmakers” by Alexandra Jaffe in The Hill.

Alaska: “APOC says Senate candidate failed to disclose clients” by Richard Mauer in the Anchorage Daily News.

Social Media and tech

You Gotta Have Friends: New Study Shows Facebook Can Get Out the Vote” by Micah L. Sifry in TechPresident.

Study: Facebook drove turnout in 2010” by Steve Friess in Politico.

Facebook to Cities: Change Page Names, or Else” by Noelle Knell in Governing.

Web pioneer providing voter database for free” by Gregory Korte in USA Today.


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